Oregon Department of Human Services, Child Welfare Programs

Rule Rule 413-015-0428
Identify How the Impending Danger Safety Threat is Occurring


When the CPS worker determines an impending danger safety threat is present, the CPS worker must identify how the impending danger safety threat is occurring in the family to determine the necessary level of safety intervention required to assure child safety. The CPS worker must use the information gathered to determine:


Who. Who is creating or allowing the threat;


What. What are they doing or not doing;


To whom. Which children are affected;


When. Specific times during the day or week, if any, that requires special attention due to the way the family behaviors, conditions, or circumstances are occurring;


Precipitants or family conditions. What contributes to the threat;


Frequency. How often does the precipitant, family condition, or threat occur;


Duration. How long has the family condition been occurring; and


Persistent. How pervasive is the family condition or threat.
(2) Documentation of how the impending danger safety threat is occurring. The CPS worker must document how each impending danger safety threat is occurring in the Child Welfare electronic information system.

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Jun. 8, 2021